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EZ-EL Wire/LED Light 



Wheelchair 



Written By: EZELWire 



f TOOLS: 

Pliers (1) 
Wire cutter (1) 



PARTS: 



25' El Wire + 3V Inverter (2) 

10' El Wire + 3V Inverter (2) 

Two-way Splitter Connectors (2) 

LED Light (1) 

Masking tape (1) 

28-gauge galvanized wire (1) 

Clear zip ties (1) 

AA Batteries (4) 

Binder clips (1) 



SUMMARY 

This guide will teach you how to deck out your very own wheelchair with EZ-EL Wire! For 
more cool ideas check out https://ez-el.com/tutorials ! 

The EZ-EL Wire Kit you will need for this project can be purchased at http://www.ez- 



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• This is what the finished product 
will look like! 



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Step 2 




• For this particular design, each 
wheel has one 25' Sky Blue EL 
Wire shaped like an "X" in the 
center of the wheel. This wire also 
outlines once along the 
circumference of the wheel's tire. 
On top of this Sky Blue wire is 
another "X" design, but made with a 
10' Blue EL wire and this does not 
run along the wheel's tire. The last 
design is made with an LED Light 
strip which outlines the bottom of 
the seat, giving the whole 
wheelchair a luminescent glow. 
Feel free to use your own EL wire 
colors and designs! 

• Decide what the desired pattern will 
be. If needed, sketch out the 
design and create a number- 
sequenced diagram of each 
defining movement. 

• Use your EL Wire to help guide you 
in creating your pattern. 

• For this particular pattern, use 
masking tape to secure the EL wire 
down as you progress through your 
design. 



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Step 3 




• Beginning with the 25' Sky Blue EL wire, secure its inverter inside the spoke of the wheel 
with either tape or zip ties. This allows the user to easily turn the power on just by 
dropping his/her hands down to the sides of the chair. 

• Begin following the number-sequenced diagram while pulling tightly to keep the shape 
sharp. 

• Once the first sky blue X design is completed in the wheel, the wire should end where it 
started, which is near the inverter. 



Step 4 




• Now, continue using the rest of the 
25' Sky Blue wire to outline the 
plastic rim of the wheel. As the 
wire moves along the tire, 
frequently tape the wire down to 
keep the form secure and maintain 
its circular shape. 

• Do not cut excess wire yet. 



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• Now that the basic shape is there for the first Sky Blue X design, use galvanized wire to 
securely place the wire onto the tire without the tape. 

• Cut roughly 2.5" of galvanized wire. 

• Wrap the galvanized wire around the EL wire once and twist the ends with needle-nose 
pliers until the 2 ends are tight and straight. 

• Use a wire cuter to cut the galvanized wire ends until about 2-3 cm is left. 

• Stick the twisted galvanized wire between the plastic rim and the rubberized tire with your 
finger. 

• Remove tape as you complete each section around the tire. 

• Repeat steps A-E to circle the entire tire. 

• GOnce the end of the 25' Sky Blue EL wire reaches full circle, snip off the rest of the wire 
with a wire cutter and pin down the remaining wire with galvanized wire again to secure the 
end. Your final product should be complete, as there will be no more modifications for the 
Sky Blue wire. 



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• Remove the inverter from the 10' EL wire. It will not be needed because there will be a two- 
way split cable to avoid the chunkiness of having two inverters on each wheel. 

• Using the 10' Blue wire, attach the inverter connector to the two-way split connector and 
tape it down to the wheel. 

• Just as before, follow the numbered sequence for your second X numbered diagram. 

• Important Note: Whenever this wire intersects with the first 25' wire when crossing, 



always put the 10' wire behind the pattern of the initial 25' wire. This will help keep 
the form and shape of both the wires. Pull tightly. 

• After the second X is completed in the center of the wheel, take the end of the wire and 
loop it around an area that will keep its X shape. Pull tightly. 

• The 10' Blue EL wire will not hold itself in the loop, so use either galvanized wire or a zip 
tie to secure the looped areas together. 

• Snip off any remaining EL wire with a wire cutter. 



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Step 7 




• The insides of the wheels should 
have loose connector wires. 
Secure these connector cables by 
gathering the cables in a thin strip. 

• Use pliers to twist the galvanized 
wire connector cables together. 

• Cut off excess galvanized wire. 

• Stick the twisted galvanized wire in 
between the rubber tire and plastic 
rim. 

• Repeat steps until the rest of the 
inverter cable wires are neatly 
hidden from view. 



Step 8 




• Attach LED Lighting. 



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Step 9 




• Packaging LED strip components. 
Connect all the LED components 
together. 

• Put all the components into the EZ- 
EL velcro bag. 

• Place the entire bag into the back 
pocket of the seat. 



Step 10 




• Now that all the EL wires are in place, test out the wheelchair with everything powered on. 
Make sure that the inverters on both sides do not collide with the chair when the wheels 
are spinning. If any of the EL wires at the intersections are loose, use galvanized wire to 
secure them into place. 

• Enjoy your awesome wheelchair! 

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